Funeral For Slain Montana Deputy Set For Tuesday
On Tuesday, hundreds of law enforcement officers from Montana and surrounding states are expected to attend a memorial service for a sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty.
“The family wants everyone and anyone to attend. Anyone that is interested in attending, please come,” says Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin.
Gallatin County officials say the funeral for Broadwater County Deputy Mason Moore will be held at the Bridge Church in Belgrade at 11 a.m. Tuesday. It will be live-streamed to the Belgrade Events Center and the Three Forks High School gym as well as online.
A procession will escort Deputy Moore's body through Townsend to Belgrade, starting at 8:30 a.m. After the funeral, his body will lie in state at the Three Forks gym from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Moore was shot early on May 16. The suspected shooter was fatally wounded near Missoula after a pursuit on Interstate 90. The shooter's father is charged with accountability to deliberate homicide in Moore's death.
He also faces more than a dozen counts of attempted deliberate homicide for shots fired at other officers during the pursuit.
Governor Steve Bullock has ordered flags to half-staff across the state tomorrow in honor of Deputy Moore.